How The 2-Liter Bottle Can Change The World (And It Doesn’t Involve Mentos)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When the good folks at the YouTube taught us that a delightful volcanic eruption occurs when Diet Coke and Mentos are combined, we thought the wonders of the world-renowned soda had reached it’s peak. But in a recent video posted on the blog Notions Capital, we see that the Coke bottle (well I suppose any 2-liter […]

Video: When In Manila, Eat Fish Balls

Friday, May 28, 2010

It’s lunchtime, it’s Friday, and I know what you’re craving to eat: fish balls. Unfortunately, these tasty treats are a rare find stateside, but head to certain parts of Asia and you can find them everywhere. Fish balls in the Philippines, for example, are usually made from cuttlefish or pollock, and are sold all over […]

The Embattled Island Of Corrigador, Philippines

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I wouldn’t consider Manila a “destination” as far as destinations go. It’s one of those cities you fly into then spend a day or two getting your feet wet before you go to the places you’ve come to see.  Although that may be somewhat true, the few days I spent there made me realize it […]

The Day I Spent Teaching In The Philippines (Without Any Warning)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What does one do when thrust into the unexpected situation of teaching a class of 57 children in the capital of the Philippines? Why, sing, of course. A trip to the Philippines is always an education, but this time I’d planned on taking things easy. Rather than sail out into the wilderness and explore some […]

Time To Give A Little Back: Philippines Edition

Saturday, October 10, 2009

As a kind of bookend to the week here, the Philippines has been in the news all week as a result of some of  “the worst floods to hit Manila and nearby provinces in four decades.” If you remember, we started off the week with a story from Justin Calderon from his own trip to […]

A Long Week’s Journey Into Paradise In The Philippines

Sunday, October 4, 2009

By Justin Calderon The Philippines, the world’s second-largest archipelago next to Indonesia, is speckled with hundreds of islands boasting pristine beaches, cross-cultured cuisine, and friendly people wearing content smiles. The wide variety of islands encompass an illustrious array of different languages and topographies that make the Philippines a destination that travelers find themselves revisiting over […]

Bourdain Brings His Punk Rock Sensibility And Aloha Shirts To The Philippines This Week

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anthony’s doing No Reservations from the Philippines this week, where, for some reason, he felt compelled to walk the streets of Manila sampling chicken balls (not what you’re thinking) and Pansit (stir-fried noodle dish) while decked in a flowery Aloha shirt. Tony, this is the Philippines. Not Hawaii. Not Kappa Sig’s backyard. Please don’t make […]

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